Program Manager, Sports for Family Health
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Program Manager, Sports for Family Health

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.



With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York  City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We're tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.


Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic- activities include but are not limited to: surveillance & epidemiological investigations; lab testing; engaging and providing guidance to healthcare partners; ensuring the safety & health of responders; providing timely and accurate information to the public; promoting the emotional health of New Yorkers and coordinating citywide COVID-19 vaccine administration. DOHMH works closely with community-based organizations (CBOs) to increase access to and awareness of COVID-19 prevention, treatment, and vaccination services. Consistent with the Health Department’s decades long commitment to place-based investments, new work is focused on neighborhoods who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, have low vaccination rates, and have been harmed by racial and ethnic health inequities. DOHMH seeks to continue place-based anti-racism interventions toward COVID-19 recovery and chronic disease prevention over the coming two years through continued investment in the Public Health Corps.



DOHMH is seeking a Program Manager to serve as the administrative and operational expert for the implementation of the Sports for Family Health Program. The Sports for Family Health Project is a youth sports program infused with family focused health promotion programming to decrease driving forces of premature mortality in the Queens Neighborhoods of Corona and Elmhurst, Jamaica, and Far Rockaways.


This role sits in the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building in the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW), which seeks to eliminate racial and other inequities resulting in premature mortality. With an unwavering grounding in history and structural analysis, CHECW works to increase visibility of the harm perpetuated by centuries of racist, socially unjust policy while pushing towards redress for the most impacted NYC communities. CHECW addresses inequity across community and healthcare systems in partnership with community, faith-based, and health care organizations. CHECW’s work focuses on social determinants of health, including environmental and commercial determinants, and addresses both upstream and downstream factors to improve health and well-being of New Yorkers. CHECW is a division of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


The Program Manager will support the Director of the Queens Neighborhood Health Program in designing and implementing the Sports for Family Health Program.



•    Proactively monitor and manage program progress to ensure Sports for Family Health goals are met. Identify barriers to workflow and participate in issue resolution

•    Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners and other stakeholders.

•    Supervise team of community health workers

•    Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree and project management experience at city, state, and/or federal level of government; Master’s degree a plus

•  Demonstrated experience in leading community engagement activities, preferably in Queens and with youth-oriented activities

•  Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.           

•  Bilingual preferred

•  Background check to work with youth

•  Proficiency in Microsoft applications



42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101

This is an in-person position.



35 hours per week. This position will be funded through June 30, 2024, with possibility of extension.



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is up to $80,000.



There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.  All hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. This requirement must be met by your hire date.  This position will be in-person work with the potential of shifting to 100% hybrid work environment.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and

encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.